This post might be a little premature but if you are one of those people who likes to plan ahead you have to put Art in Odd Places (AiOP) on your calendar. This October, Art in Odd Places will transform all of 14th Street in Manhattan and NYCHA’s Campos Plaza into a huge art festival. Everything from visual to performance art will be featured. The festival is thanks to a collaboration between NYCHA, Parsons School of Design and The New School for Social Research.
The festival’s goal is to embrace art outside of what is considered a “regular” space for expression. AiOP hopes to “remind us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.” This is so true and yet art is too often confined to studios and galleries. You can check out the Art in Odd Places blog to see some of the awesome stuff the program has done in the past.
Art in Odd Places is an annual event and this year it will last all of eleven days. The festival runs October 5th through the 15th. The whole thing kicks off on the 5th with a celebration at NYCHA’s Campos Plaza in the courtyard. The celebration will include all types of expression; amplified sound, projected images, and a schedule of performances.
So whether you are a connoisseur of art and you need to get out of your comfort zone or you are completely new to the creative world, Art in Odd Places is a great opportunity! With the success of the program in previous years it is guaranteed to be a blast.